Mission: Those who participate in our demonstrations not only learn the technical aspects, but also create a small artwork to keep. The demonstrations are
educational, fun and inspiring! Iron pouring is historically significant in the industrial, economic and cultural development of Alabama.
Results: Past activities include demonstrations and workshops at events such as the Magic City Art Connection in Birmingham, Alabama, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art's FLIMP festival, the Sucarnochee River Folklife Festival in Livingston, Alabama, numerous ABANA sponsored artist blacksmith events as well as the International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and the Soule' Live Steam Festival in Meridian, Mississippi.
Partners with Alabama Art Casting include the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the University of West Alabama, the Museum Of Steel Sculpture in Coalbrookdale,England, Red Top Mountain State Park in Georgia, Alabama Power Foundation, Sculpture Trails of Solsberry, Indiana and Meridian Community College.
Target demographics: Iron casting demonstrations and mold making workshops
Foundry program development, operational and safety training
Technical assistance and consulting for artists
Fully functional portable foundry available by appointment for road pours
Have Furnace, Will Travel !!
Programs: Alabama Art Casting is a nonprofit organization, featured regularly at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park and offers demonstration pours for events, schools and groups across the Southeast
I've been working with this non-profit off and on for 14 years and have seen the results it has first hand! AAC teaches History and Science using Art as the vehicle! I've seen kids and adults alike really understand the importance of the traditions of metal casting and how it relates to the Alabama community. When they leave a workshop they not only have an knowledge of science and history, they also have created a one of a kind memory in the form of sculpture... It doesn't get any better than that!